November 27th, 2021
Sunday November 28, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, is Artists Sunday, the day to shop with local artists, creators, and makers. More than 550 communities and 4,200 individual artists, artisans and craftspeople are participating in the nationwide art-shopping movement, now in its second year. A gift of the arts makes a heartfelt connection with friends and loved ones, while supporting local artists and boosting the local economy. Consumers can shop from a full range of art, hand-crafted items, experiences, and performances, finding a wide range of creative items that are both practical and beautiful.
Here in Pittsboro, NC the Chatham Artists Guild Reception for their All-Member Show is scheduled for Artists Sunday, November 28, from 2–4pm at the Smelt Art Gallery in the Beverage District, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC. More than 50 artists will have work on display, including most of the artists on the upcoming Annual Studio Tour (Dec 4-5 and 11-12). My limited edition print, Sapphire Valley, will be on display (and available for sale!).
Personally, I'll be offering a 20% discount on all sales from my FAA website, ghDesigns.net from Sunday, Nov 28 thru Sunday, Dec 5. The discount applies to my markup of all work (not the production costs) on my site. So stop by, and check out my site for an Art Print--a great idea for unique holiday gift giving. I especially like prints on the Cold Press Watercolor papers or the Velvet Digital Art papers. They're both really substantial 100% cotton rag papers and the inks are very saturated and crisp on these papers. Pick up some greeting cards, or new ornaments, or my personal favorite—zip bags & totes, just in time for the holidays!
Use the Code: LPBRAN when you check out and get it delivered straight to your door!
September 14th, 2019
Tone Poems: Flowers & Fancies* | A Suite of Recent Prints by Gina Harrison
Like their musical counterparts, these visual tone poems explore single ideas, here in saturated, jewel-tone color palettes. Most are concerned with movement and how gesture conveys mood. Titles may suggest the source of inspiration or imitation. Several reference musical works, a nod to form or mood or source material.
1. a feeling of liking or attraction. 2. the faculty of imagination.
3. a composition for keyboard or strings in free or variation form.
Origin—late Middle English: a contraction of fantasy.
[—New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd ed.]
Tone Poems is currently on exhibit thru February 2020 at Castalia, an Art@Work Venue Partner in Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, NC. Sponsored by the Durham Art Guild, "the Art@Work Program connects local artists to local businesses for mutually beneficial opportunities. The primary goal of the program is to sell (or lease) local art to local businesses to be displayed in their offices and private or public buildings. In addition to supporting local artists and the arts community, Art@Work clients have the opportunity to visually reflect the aesthetic, brand and values of their business by selecting art from a wide variety of artists, styles and mediums. DAG can provide an array of consulting and professional services to meet different needs and different budgets."
The gallery is located in the
1st Floor Main Lobby
301 W. Barbee Chapel Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Monday – Friday: 7:00AM-6:00PM
#TonePoems, #DurhamArtGuild, #Castalia #Meadowmont, #ContemporaryAbstracts
June 3rd, 2019
Floral Suite: Songs Without Words
Upcoming Solo Exhibition from July 3-August 17.
Hosted by The Town of Cary as part of their Gallery Exhibition Series
Artist's Reception Friday, July 26 from 6-8pm
Like visual music, flowers occupy many of the same spaces in a life—from romance to remembrance, from contemplation to celebration to sorrow.
This set of recent digital works includes contemporary still lifes as well as floral and foliage abstracts.
April 2nd, 2019
My print, Sunken Cathedral, is traveling a bit this spring. Part of my Dances with Light Exhibit in Pittsboro, from Nov to February, it was selected for 311 Gallery's Abstracts Matter Juried Show in Raleigh from Feb–March. It's also featured in the Durham Art Guild 2019 Member Showcase that runs April–June. So that about covers the Triangle area in central North Carolina. Hope you get a chance to see it, or purchase your own copy in any size from 8" square to 48" square.
February 4th, 2019
As past president of our local arts council, I continue to work with them especially on their arts education projects. The Chatham Arts Council's Artists-in-Schools initiative brings local/regional performers to our schools each year for residencies and performances. One of our favorite events features award-winning actor/playwright/educator Mike Wiley and writer Howard Craft to perform and lead writing workshops with students and professional development sessions with educators. This new story highlights their work and features my photos. Enjoy.
#ChathamArtsCouncil #ArtsEd #MikeWiley #HowardCraft #ArtsEducation #Volunteer
January 22nd, 2019
A recent feature on my work as an arts education advocate from last November by the Chatham Arts Council.
January 22nd, 2019
Recent works will be exhibited over the holiday season, from Nov 24 thru early February, at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro, NC. Dances with Light explores both natural light in a series of landscapes and floral studies, as well as the dramatic light of concert and stage in new abstract works.
A portion of the sales from selected works will benefit the Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation and the Chatham Arts Council (Artists-in-Schools initiative).
September 6th, 2018
Appalachian Spring has been selected for inclusion in 311 Gallery's September Juried Show—Landscapes and Seascapes. The show runs September 6-29, 2018 at 311 Gallery, 311 Martin Street, Raleigh, NC. First Friday Opening Reception is scheduled for September 7 from 6 until 9 pm.
"311 Gallery is in the heart of the Downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District; rated in the top Ten Best Art Districts for cities by USA Today in 2014. The gallery houses 12 artists’ studios, an exhibition gallery, and a gift shop. 311 Gallery is a member of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and participates in Raleigh’s Art Walk on the First Friday of every month with an Opening Reception every First Friday from 6-10 pm."
February 28th, 2018
I’m excited to be a featured artist this year in the town of Chapel Hill’s Juried Exhibition Series.
"Community Arts & Culture organizes the annual Juried Exhibitions Series each year for Chapel Hill Town Hall and The Chapel Hill Public Library to showcase artwork by established and emerging artists. A number of indoor exhibitions are organized throughout the year featuring a wide range of artistic media, including both two- and small three-dimensional artwork. Featured artists usually exhibit their work for two months in solo or two-person group shows. Artists are selected by a committee comprising members of the Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission and representatives from the Library and Town Hall."
My exhibit, IMAGES…INTERPRETED, IMAGINED begins this Friday March 2 and runs thru May 31 at the Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd.
The gallery space there is open Monday-Friday 8:30 to 5:00.
I’ll be showing between 15 and 20 pieces, most abstracts.
October 18th, 2017
Sunset Across the Lake has been selected for inclusion in 311 Gallery's November Juried Show—Landscapes and Seascapes. The show runs November 2–25, 2017 at 311 Gallery, 311 Martin Street, Raleigh, NC. First Friday Opening Reception is scheduled for November 3, 2017 from 6 until 9 pm. Jurors for this show are Linda K. Eddins, Jim Hallenbeck, and Lori White.
311 Gallery is in the heart of the Downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District; rated in the top Ten Best Art Districts for cities by USA Today in 2014. The gallery houses 12 artists’ studios, an exhibition gallery, and a gift shop. 311 Gallery is a member of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and participates in Raleigh’s Art Walk on the First Friday of every month with an Opening Reception every First Friday from 6-10 pm.